The Wizard of Oz

Slip on your ruby slippers and follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy. It’s an exciting, musical adventure as Dorothy and Toto take advice from the Good Witch, wander through Munchkin land and try to outrun the Wicked Witch on their way to find the Wizard of Oz. Help the Scarecrow get his brain, the Tin Man have a heart, the Cowardly Lion find some courage and get Dorothy back home to Kansas in this classic family story.


Paper Mill Playhouse

(Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Theatre in the Park as it celebrates the final production of its 50th OUTDOOR season with the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?" November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 9, 2019
To stage the beloved cultural icon that is THE WIZARD OF OZ offers any theatre company a herculean challenge: one which requires stretching the imagination to the limits to create a universe where reality is redefined and fantasy is fulfilled. In short, it demands stunning stagecraft and brilliant artistic vision. And it is just that kind of theatrical magic which Maine State Music Theatre's new production co- directed by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark boldly and beautifully realizes.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Lost Nation Theater is thrilled to continue its 31st Season as Montpelier's Resident professional theater with the musical THE WIZARD OF OZ a?" performed by the 20 aspiring pros (age 10-17) who successfully auditioned for LNT's most advanced training intensive. Based on the book by L. Frank Baum and brilliantly adapted by Frank Gabrielson, this Young Performer's Edition features the music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse announces that tickets for individual shows for the 2019-2020 season will be available to the public on Monday, August 19, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Janice Bogen, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors of Quintessence Theatre Group (QTG) announced today that the company has hired David Lloyd Olson to be its new Managing Director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Bay Street Theater has announced that Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN has been extended to run until September 1. The show is one of the most beloved musicals of Broadway's Golden Age with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, based on the book by Dorothy and Herbert Fields and directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon). Tickets still available at the Box Office at 631-725-9500 open daily 11 am a?" show time or log on to Special offers include free student Sunday matinees, $20 under 20 tickets, $30 under 30 tickets, and a limited amount of $40 seats.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Producers of critically acclaimed, sell-out smash, SIX today announce that Cherelle Jay, Zara MacIntosh and Hana Stewart are to be the new alternate Queens in the West End cast at the Arts Theatre. They are already in rehearsals and will join the production in October.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Casting has been announced for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse! The musical features a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and is conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 7, 2019
Cariri City, Ceara, is the starting point of the show O Magico di O, a place without rain and hope, from where a group of northeasterns go to Sao Paulo City in search of a better life. Using a Cordel Literature version of the classic The Wizard of Oz, the musical idealized by Vitor Rocha and Luiza Porto deals with home, go away and change of view bringing original songs. The opening is scheduled for August 10 at Teatro Joao Caetano.
by Monica Moore - Aug 7, 2019
The production team have brought together a creative collaboration that well- celebrates a much loved story. Director Stephanie Green, Musical Director Terry Gentle and Choreographer Nikoia McKelvie have been thorough in their work and come together to present something very special to the local community. Very special indeed.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is proud to announce their 2019-2020 Terrific 12th Season, bringing to the stage some new performances sure to delight patrons of all ages.  MTA will produce 9 shows offering tremendous opportunities for performers of all ages, including all youth cast productions for performers ages 6-19, as well as opportunities for adult performers.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The cast of 'ANNE FRANK, a musical', based on Anne Frank's life will feature 12 artists on stage to recreate Anne Frank's life filled with the touching music and lyrics written by Jean Pierre Hadida. This production marks the U.S Off-Broadway Premiere of this successful French musical which will be performed for the first time in English (adapted by Dylan Hadida). Directed and produced by David Serero, this new Off-Broadway production will take place at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street New York 10016), originally produced by Francine Disegni for Broadway Mad Production, Simon & Michal Kalfon.
by Alan Portner - Aug 5, 2019
This very week, eighty years ago, preview showings of the film a?oeThe Wizard of Oza?? opened on silver screens in Wisconsin and Massachusetts. Audiences were wowed. The new a?oeTheatre In The Parka?? production of Dorothy and Toto's big adventure is every bit as spectacular and fun as the 1939 filmed version.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 5, 2019
a?oeIn the musical they all learn that the thing they believe is missing is already inside of them. We all have within us everything we think we are deficient in a?" everything we need to become the person we are supposed to be.a?? Actor David Girolmo is speaking of the lesson his character, the Cowardly Lion, learns in the stage version of L. Frank Baum's iconic classic THE WIZARD OF OZ, which runs from August 7-24 in a spectacularly fantastical production co-directed by narc Robin and Curt Dale Clark at Maine State Music Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Greenhouse Theater Center and Proxy Theatre present the Midwest premiere of MIDSUMMER (A Play with Songs), written by Scottish playwright David Greig, with music by indie-favorite Gordon McIntyre and direction by Randy White.
by Monica Moore - Aug 3, 2019
The manic physical shtick is perfectly delivered and both director and cast have hit the mark. This is not easy to achieve particularly within a static set but it is so well delivered that we were mesmerised and fully into all the goings-on. The laughs were hearty and came in the right places and the more I noticed each character's actions the more I laughed.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 3, 2019
When actress Carolyn Anne Miller utters that iconic line on the Pickard Stage next week a?" a?oeToto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore,a?? it will have an added resonance for the Midwestern native, who makes her Maine State Music debut in THE WIZARD OF OZ. The Chicago born and educated Miller cut her professional teeth at, among other theatres, Music Theatre Wichita, before moving to New York City and on to star as Dorothy in MSMT's fantastical new production of the stage version of that perennial classic based on L. Frank Baum's stories, directed and choreographed by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
StKi, LLC will present the newly envisioned World Premiere production of TO DAD WITH LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY EBSEN, a one-woman show starring singer, songwriter, actress and recording artist, KIKI EBSEN under the direction of S.E. (Steve) FEINBERG. The show will return by popular demand for a three-week run as a Guest Production of Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Los Angeles, CA 90068, located off of the 101 Freeway in the Cahuenga Pass, between Barham Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard, one block down from Universal Studios. Performances will be presented September 6 - 22, 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2019
Historic Hudson Valley and Brian Clowdus bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience, a new signature Halloween event, to Sleepy Hollow Country's top-rated fall festivities this year. The interactive musical performance will premiere at Washington Irving's Sunnyside in Tarrytown in October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Casting kicks off with the first announcement for The Boy in the Dress, the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) new musical which runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 8 November.
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
On Wednesday morning's episode of Good Morning America, the morning show shared an exclusive first look at the upcoming film Judy starring Renée Zellweger.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Gemma Maclean and Ben Morris will star in the new production of the 1966 Tony Award-Winning musical I Do! I Do! which will run at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in London this Autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Casting is announced today for Wiltshire Creative's ground-breaking production of Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code, the story of the brilliant maths genius Alan Turing who cracked the Enigma code and helped win World War II.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, recently announced that tickets for individual shows for the 2019-2020 season will be available to the public this coming Monday, August 19, 2019. Season subscriptions are on sale now and subscribers can already purchase additional show tickets.  Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
NYU Skirball will present Elements of Oz, a live performance/augmented reality mash-up of theater, technology and pop culture that celebrates and deconstructs The Wizard of Oz, from the New York-based performance company, The Builders Association, on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019 at NYU Skirball. The MGM film is celebrating its 80th Anniversary as one of America's most beloved films (it opened on August 25, 1939).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Casting has been announced for the upcoming workshop performance of A (Funny) Imagination!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'The Irving Berlin Duets Album'--being released August 31st--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Giuseppe Bausilio  ('Hamilton'), and more.  The album, an outgrowth of shows  celebrating Berlin that Deffaa has been presenting  at the venerable 13th Street Theater, features 29  Irving Berlin duets--a mix of  famed numbers, rarities, and rediscoveries--including some never-before-recorded material.  The album--which will be available  from Amazon, CDBaby, ITunes, Footlight Records etc. on August 31st--may be pre-ordered, as either a physical CD or a digital download, here:  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse presents the New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. Meet the cast in the photos!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
A star-studded cast including some of Australia's most celebrated opera, television, film and music theatre performers will join Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix in Jekyll & Hyde, to be staged in October in Melbourne and November in Sydney 2019, Concertworks announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Join Theatre in the Park for a fabulous trip over the rainbow during the final production of its 50th OUTDOOR season with the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ!  Packed with some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road' and of course, “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!' THE WIZARD OF OZ is a colorful adventure full of magic, the meaning of friendship and family, dancing jitterbugs, and of course, flying monkeys!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Lost Nation Theater announces two new events.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Full casting has been confirmed for the witty, razor sharp What's In A Name which is to play at Theatre Royal, Glasgow next month.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 19, 2019
a?oeA very, very merry, merry, happy, happy endinga??.a?? sings the colorful cast of human beings and sea creatures as they celebrate the wedding of Prince Alexander and Melody in Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's musical version of THE LITTLE MERMAID. And, indeed, this final 2019 Maine State Music Theatre production in the Pickard Theater proves to be just that! The third Theatre for Young Audiences show which closes another season of spectacular theatre for the Brunswick-based theatre is one of the most ambitious, completely realized productions created by MSMT's intern company.
by Craig Richardson - Aug 19, 2019
According to 'fake' news sources, during the 2016 presidential election Hispanics made up about eleven percent of the electorate which was up ten percent from 2012. An estimated 58.9 million Hispanic people live in the United States comprising eighteen percent of the American population. Furthermore, one in seven U.S. residents is foreign born, including you, the reader. In 2018, over 106,147 asylum seeker applications were presented to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. With these kinds of statistical facts, it can be inferred immigration is certainly on the rise, especially those searching for a safe haven in the supposedly United States who come from countries of violence, persecution, and turmoil of their own. Immigration has always made America great bringing varied values while creating a true melting pot. And as the lyrics say in Lin Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton, 'immigrants, we get the job done.' Sure, you can point fingers and say I'm a millennial living at home with mom and dad and have no inclination of the outside real world or know the importance of a job, but as a privileged Irish American white male actor, I have witnessed time and time again these hard working immigrants 'getting the job done' at restaurant and customer service jobs to help support their own American dream of simple inclusion and sense of belonging. Jobs which no one truly likes to work. From dishwashers, to construction workers, to asylum seeking students, there is nothing these refugees will do to try to assimilate and make America their newfound home. Such themes were presented at Music Theatre Wichita's 2019 season closer In the Heights also written by Lin Manuel Miranda which ran from August 7th-11th at Century II Concert Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Tickets for the Melbourne season of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL will go on sale this Friday, 23 August. The Broadway smash hit will play at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February 2020 following a short season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Waitlist now at to be the first in line to purchase pre-sale tickets before Friday.
by Linda Hodges - Aug 18, 2019
Playing now through September 8, Broadway San Jose's Wicked is a dazzling, deeply satisfying bucket list musical for Broadway aficionados of every age.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced that tickets for individual shows for the 2019-2020 season will be available to the public on Monday, August 19, 2019. Season subscriptions are on sale now and subscribers can already purchase additional show tickets. Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at With three premieres and a total of five musicals, Paper Mill continues to fulfill its mission to enrich, entertain, and inspire audiences and students as the nation's premier musical theater. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Paper Mill Playhouse education and outreach programs are proudly sponsored by The Goren Family and the Harmony Helper App.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 16, 2019
Venerated jazz singer Natalie Douglas spends her time paying tribute to the legendary singers who came before and, in the process, pays a well-deserved tribute to Natalie Douglas.
by BWW Special - Aug 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature JOSEPH on Broadway, Lea Salonga in SWEENEY TODD, FROZEN Tour First Look and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL. Directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Mary Jane Houdina, the electrifying production begins previews on September 3, opens September 11, and continues through October 20.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 15, 2019
a?oeFor nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young in Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashiona??..a?? These words from L. Frank Baum dance across the screen during the overture of MSMT's stunning new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, reminding the audience of the perennial appeal of this beloved story. And as the curtain goes up, the audience is treated to arguably the largest, most lavish production in MSMT history with a cast of fifty (that includes twenty children and a dog), dazzling technical elements, staging and choreography to blow one away, and performances to melt the heart. a?oea??When I saw Marc Robin's production at the Fulton in 2016, I said, a?oeWe have to do this at MSMT. THE WIZARD OF OZ had not been on this stage since 1961, and it was time to give it a new life,a?? says Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. Clark is one of the large panel, which also includes Marc Robin, Travis M. Grant, Carolyn Anne Miller, Susan Cella, Ian Knauer, and David Girolmo, who have come together in conversation with BWW's Maine Editor Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold in MSMT and BWW's final season collaboration of PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN at the Curtis Memorial Library on August 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents La Cage Aux Folles, with book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Sam Hay in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 3 through October 6.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
The Committee for the Rob Guest Endowment, one of Australia's most exciting scholarship programs providing financial assistance and industry support to the next generation of musical theatre stars, today announced major changes to the Endowment. The winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Award will now be awarded a $50,000 prize along with the coveted RGE Trophy, making the award the largest single Musical Theatre scholarship in Australia. Melbourne's East End Theatre District Artist Development award will also be increased to a $10,000 cash prize. The competition will now be offered biennially with the next Endowment in 2020 boasting a total prize pool of over $75,000.
by Andrea Stephenson - Aug 12, 2019
One of the most impactful theatre experiences I've had in the last year was seeing the Gettysburg Community Theatre Penguin Project's production of The Wizard of Oz. I have been looking forward to their next production, and it is finally upon us. Between the teamwork displayed by the actors, the passion they put into their acting and singing, and the support of the audience, it is a magical time. Starting on August 16th, GCT's Penguin Project will be bringing Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr. to the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover. Madagascar is based on the 2005 animated DreamWorks film. It features a group of lovable animals at the Central Park Zoo. Marty the zebra longs for adventure, and boy does he get one-along with his friends Alex, Melman, and Gloria, they end up in Madagascar. Join Marty, his friends, some crazy penguins, and a pack of lemurs for the adventure of a lifetime this weekend only! Young teen performer Cassie Smith took a few moments to share her experience with Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr. with us.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
According to the annual high school play survey conducted by EdTA, The Addams Family; Almost, Maine; and Check Please received top billing for the most produced musical, full-length play, and short play, respectively, during the 2018-19 school year.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
According to the annual high school play survey conducted by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), The Addams Family; Almost, Maine; and Check Please received top billing for the most produced musical, full-length play, and short play, respectively, during the 2018-19 school year.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage has announced its lineup of shows for September. See the full listings below.